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Palliation and supportive care

Sam H. Ahmedzai

in Supportive Care in Respiratory Disease

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199591763
eISBN:
9780191739149
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199591763.003.0001
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making

This chapter begins with a discussion of the changing aims of medicine, from the originally simple purpose of making a diagnosis, followed by attempting a cure and if that were not possible, then ... More


An Overview of Supportive Care in Heart Failure

Sarah J. Goodlin and James Beattie

in Supportive Care in Heart Failure

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780198570288
eISBN:
9780191730030
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198570288.003.0001
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making, Pain Management and Palliative Pharmacology

This chapter provides an introduction to the concept of supportive care in heart failure (HF). It starts by presenting the concepts of supportive and palliative care. It addresses the delivery of ... More


The nature of palliation and its contribution to supportive care

Sam H. Ahmedzai and Martin F. Muers

in Supportive Care in Respiratory Disease

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780192631411
eISBN:
9780191730160
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192631411.003.0001
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making, Pain Management and Palliative Pharmacology

This chapter examines the nature of palliative and its contribution to supportive care. The findings indicate that the modern approach to medicine now holistically embraces the subjective needs of ... More


The concept of supportive care for the renal patient

E Joanna Chambers and Edwina A Brown

in Supportive Care for the Renal Patient

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780199560035
eISBN:
9780191730139
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199560035.003.0003
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making, Pain Management and Palliative Pharmacology

This chapter discusses supportive care, which centres on the patients of ESRD and focuses on the wishes and goals of the individual. Thanks to the team-based approach of ESRD patient care, programmes ... More


The principles and practice of supportive care in dementia

Julian C. Hughes, Mari Lloyd-Williams, and Greg A. Sachs

in Supportive care for the person with dementia

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780199554133
eISBN:
9780191730269
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199554133.003.0032
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making, Pain Management and Palliative Pharmacology

This chapter discusses the notion of supportive care in dementia. It explores the application of aggressive biomedical treatments as a component of supportive care, in the context of treatments ... More


Supportive care for the person with dementia

Julian Hughes, Mari Lloyd-Williams, and Greg Sachs (eds)

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780199554133
eISBN:
9780191730269
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199554133.001.0001
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making, Pain Management and Palliative Pharmacology

Supportive care can be thought of as an extension of palliative care so that the person with dementia receives good quality, holistic care that makes no distinctions between the dichotomies of care ... More


Supportive Care for the Renal Patient

E. Joanna Chambers, Edwina Brown, and Michael Germain (eds)

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780199560035
eISBN:
9780191730139
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199560035.001.0001
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making, Pain Management and Palliative Pharmacology

This book provides an evidence-based overview of supportive care for the nephrology patient. An international group of contributors emphasize the continuum of palliative care from the time of ... More


Ingredients and issues in supportive care for people with dementia: summarizing from models of care

Julian C. Hughes, Mari Lloyd-Williams, and Greg A. Sachs

in Supportive care for the person with dementia

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780199554133
eISBN:
9780191730269
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199554133.003.0011
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making, Pain Management and Palliative Pharmacology

This chapter highlights some of the points that the authors of the preceding chapters have made. It summarizes the issues that emerge. It derives from what has already been said the ingredients of a ... More


Supportive care: social care and social work approaches

Jil Manthorpe

in Supportive care for the person with dementia

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780199554133
eISBN:
9780191730269
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199554133.003.0018
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making, Pain Management and Palliative Pharmacology

In England, the Department of Health White Paper, Our Health, Our Care, Our Say declared that personalized services would be the way forward for social care. Indeed, policy in England speaks of the ... More


Care homes and long-term care for people with dementia

Katherine Froggatt and Deborah Parker

in Supportive care for the person with dementia

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780199554133
eISBN:
9780191730269
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199554133.003.0019
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making, Pain Management and Palliative Pharmacology

A significant proportion of people living with dementia will live and stay in long-term care settings. Consequently, care homes have an important role to play in the provision of supportive care for ... More


Characterizing care

Julian C. Hughes, Mari Lloyd-Williams, and Greg A. Sachs

in Supportive care for the person with dementia

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780199554133
eISBN:
9780191730269
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199554133.003.0001
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making, Pain Management and Palliative Pharmacology

This chapter considers the conceptual problem: how do we characterize the care that is due to people with dementia in such a way as to capture all its possible, desirable, and necessary aspects? It ... More


Huntington's disease and dementia

Belinda Bilney and Meg E. Morris

in Supportive care for the person with dementia

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780199554133
eISBN:
9780191730269
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199554133.003.0007
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making, Pain Management and Palliative Pharmacology

Huntington's disease (HD) is an inherited neurodegenerative disorder for which there is currently no known cure. Disease onset usually occurs around thirty-five to forty-five years of age and may be ... More


The role of the family doctor in supportive care for people with dementia

Gillie E. Evans and Louise Robinson

in Supportive care for the person with dementia

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780199554133
eISBN:
9780191730269
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199554133.003.0015
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making, Pain Management and Palliative Pharmacology

The nature of general practice and the concept of supportive care appear to be closely linked. Similarities include a multi-disciplinary, holistic approach to patient care, with an emphasis on ... More


Planning a renal palliative care programme and its components

Maria Da Silva-gane and Lewis M Cohen

in Supportive Care for the Renal Patient

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780199560035
eISBN:
9780191730139
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199560035.003.0004
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making, Pain Management and Palliative Pharmacology

This chapter discusses changes in the area of renal supportive and palliative care that have evolved in the United Kingdom and the United States. It also includes an overview of strategy developments ... More


Diffuse airflow obstruction and ‘restrictive’ lung disease

Mary McGregor and David R. Baldwin

in Supportive Care in Respiratory Disease

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199591763
eISBN:
9780191739149
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199591763.003.0012
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making

This chapter considers how supportive care can relieve symptoms due to chronic diffuse airflow obstruction and pulmonary or pleural disease that causes lung restriction. Together these conditions are ... More


Spiritual care of people with dementia and their carers

Stephen Sapp

in Supportive care for the person with dementia

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780199554133
eISBN:
9780191730269
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199554133.003.0021
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making, Pain Management and Palliative Pharmacology

Serious illness and impending death focus one's attention on ultimate concerns, and these are precisely the issues that religion has always addressed. In short, scientific medicine may be able to ... More


The Course to Death in Heart Failure

Jeffrey Teuteberg and Winifred G Teuteberg

in Supportive Care in Heart Failure

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780198570288
eISBN:
9780191730030
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198570288.003.0018
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making, Pain Management and Palliative Pharmacology

This chapter begins by considering the mode of death in patients with heart failure (HF). Death from progressive systolic HF is discussed. Prediction models have been developed to assist in risk ... More


Supportive Care in Heart Failure

James Beattie and Sarah Goodlin (eds)

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780198570288
eISBN:
9780191730030
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198570288.001.0001
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making, Pain Management and Palliative Pharmacology

Heart failure occurs in almost epidemic proportions, placing a huge burden on both the healthcare system, and sufferers and their families. The care of this group of patients has evolved ... More


Assisted living programmes providing supportive care for dementia

Philip D. Sloane and Sheryl Zimmerman

in Supportive care for the person with dementia

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780199554133
eISBN:
9780191730269
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199554133.003.0020
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making, Pain Management and Palliative Pharmacology

The aim of assisted living programmes in the US is to provide a stable place of residence for older people who would otherwise be unable to live independently. The hope is that quality of life will ... More


Offering supportive care in dementia: reflections on the PEACE programme

Joseph W. Shega and Greg A. Sachs

in Supportive care for the person with dementia

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780199554133
eISBN:
9780191730269
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199554133.003.0005
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making, Pain Management and Palliative Pharmacology

This chapter describes the Palliative Excellence in Alzheimer Care Efforts (PEACE) programme. The programme was initially conceptualized as a primary care model within a geriatrics clinic focusing on ... More


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